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Good for children, dog owners, wildlife lovers, families, everyone

plenty of Free parking. Good range of children's play ground equipment ages 2 up. Still fun for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grant B
Large park great for walks

This is a great country park that is free to visit. We always park in the first car park as you... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
marktF168
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an...more
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Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
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+44 1268 550088
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Wat Tyler Park on November 15th only to find that the Visitor Centre was closed apparently due to recent fire. No information is given on their website or anywhere else that I can find. Very sad that this happened, but the public need...More

Thank neilwL5228TS
Reviewed 2 days ago

plenty of Free parking. Good range of children's play ground equipment ages 2 up. Still fun for young teenagers. Lots of picnic space and tables. Sheltered outer picnic area. Walks and open field plus occasional statue art to discovet. Walks and trails mapped. Small marina...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived with my friend for a coffee and walk only to find the centre shut due to a recent fire!! not publicised anywhere and even a worker there said it was kept very quiet! Apparently the fire happened a couple of weeks prior. Had to...More

Thank freckles2323
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a great country park that is free to visit. We always park in the first car park as you enter the park as it is always virtually empty as a majority of people can't be bothered using there legs to walk. We enjoy...More

Thank marktF168
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Enjoyable walks at Wat Tyler park , very relaxing. Dog enjoys wandering around. Nice play area for the children. Nice cafe to get refreshments and have a bite to eat.

Thank Janetcab
Reviewed October 2, 2018

a lovely place to just go and lose yourself, there is lots of ground to cover and the waterfront, plus the old homes with loads of history. You can even book a wedding and reception there!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Great place for a pleasant walk, walking the dog, or just popping down to the river and watching the boats go by

Thank Robert H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Whilst I wouldn't suggest that Wat Tyler is a complete family "day out", it does cater for children and adults of all ages, whether this be the small museum in the visitor centre which details the local history or the activity park which caters for...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I am over 70 myself but visiting this park and walking by about is so peaceful. Yes the children make a lot of noise and run about all over the place, playing games but that's how they are. During the week, Mondays to Fridays it's...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

It's actually quiet nice. There is a small kiosk to get an ice cream or some chips that is very reasonably priced. The visitor centre is very well kept with exception clean facilities. Plenty of open grassed areas to sit and relax if you want...More

Thank DarenWessex
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nicki m
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Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's ok for mountain bikes, not road bikes
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Yes, as far as I know it will be £1 but not sure when it’s being introduced
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Response from RichG1969 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard rumours that the idea has been mooted at the Council for part of Wat Tyler to be turned over for housing. How true or not this is remains to be seen. I think it wise to keep an eye open for public notices just... More
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